Friday, February 25, 2011

I Was Item 4 In A Friend's To Do List

Happy Friday. Friend of mine from out of town showed up last night; said she didn't like how I sounded when we chatted. And since she was already visiting her own family for an intervention, she decided to add me to her list of things "to do."

Her message? "Get off your duff, find another doctor because clearly the one you've got is not doing you a whole lot of good.  And for F&^%$#'s sake, do something to manage your stress levels!"

We had lots to talk about, and she left at 5.00 this morning to drive back to her hometown so she's at work by 8am. I tried to get some rest afterwards, and was up at 8am.

Another friend recommended a doctor not too far from where I live. Actually,  he swears by him; says the doctor treats his own family. Secondary recommendation also pointed to the doctor. So I went. And I liked him. He asks a lot of questions; checks everything, even things you didn't realise could be a factor. Gave me an injection and within an hour, I felt better, but without the "stoned" haze. Also gave me happy pills to help me sleep better. He says stress is certainly a factor in my ups and downs...

He wants to see me on Monday again to see if the treatment he gave me is improving the situation and to do more tests. We're also talking about a gastroscopy. Joburg Gen would probably be able to see me in 3 months to do it, he says, and a private specialist can do it this month. For a very high sum, of course!

5 comments:

tiah said...

Sounds like a good friend. Pleased to hear you are making positive progress with your health.

Damaria Senne said...

@Tiah - she's a very good friend. We've been there for each other through the good, the bad and the very ugly and it's nice to know you have friends who'll trully watch stand by you. Even when the screaming that you're wrong the whole time:-)

Judy Croome said...

Get better Damaria! Hope the new doctor can find the cause as well as treat the symptoms
Judy (South Africa)

Damaria Senne said...

Thanks, Judy.

po said...

Wow Damaria, that kind of friend is rare. She sounds wonderful!

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